My father would have turned 100 years old today.
... and I'm frightened, because somewhere along the road I've forgotten his voice.
Daddy passed unexpectedly in 1981 ... long before the Internet became a daily fixture in our lives, before cell phones and video cameras were as commonplace as Kleenex.
Since beginning my "cyber-journey" some 12 days ago, I've happily discovered that some tourist spots we visited in 1956 still exist. In fact, I owe a BIG apology to those attractions in the Northeast which I carelessly labelled "lesser-known."
Regretfully, Boone's has shuttered its doors.
Isn't this menu a hoot? ...anyone up for a plate of no-neck clams or seaweed greens?
I especially love the footnote: "Visit our CLEAN, modern kitchen. OUTSIDE our kitchen door we have some of the thinnest flies in Maine."
Perhaps, on account I've been in a 50 year-old time warp, their story of Boone's sparked a memory of my own:
After moving to Florida in the 1980's, this "little voice" kept nagging me to locate a certain favored restaurant ... the same one where (as family lore has it), I returned to the dessert bar for a THIRD banana split -- prompting the manager to bellow, "Someone, call a doctor!"
Wolfie's has since shuttered their doors in St. Pete. But what fun, to find on-line comments from other enthusiasts! I get the feeling this BIG old world isn't so big after all.
... Which makes me wonder, have you been blessed to revisit a favorite restaurant or hang-out?
Or, do you think some things best left in our memories?